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Patents Post-Grant: Senator Urges USPTO to Tackle Software & E-Commerce Patents

Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (TPCBMP) The Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents, (TPCBMP) will be implemented by the USPTO on September 16, 2012. The new post grant option essentially provides that any "covered business method patent" may be...

E-Commerce & Software Patent Trolls Targeted by Congress

Senate Proposes Expansion of USPTO's Business Method Patent Challenge Proceeding As I pointed out last week , Congress is considering fixes to the U.S patent system are designed to combat the patent troll problem. On May 7, S.866 or the "Patent Quality Improvement Act" was introduced...